Supermarket Couponing Trip!

If you remember my article from last month, entitled  Part-Time Couponing, you know that I do NOT buy a newspaper each week and I don’t spend a lot of time clipping & organizing coupons. Surprisingly, none of the coupons I used on my supermarket couponing trip today came from a newspaper insert, but I was able to score some big bargains at Harvey’s today!

Each Tuesday, the Harvey’s ad comes to my mail box and I plan for a trip the next day. They have a few items on sale that is Wednesday only, then the rest are on sale for the week. Here’s the breakdown of what I got!

Here’s what I did to save big this trip!

Tide detergent (50-70 oz.) –2/$10; $2 off 1 coupon from Tide’s FB page, $1 off 1 coupon from P&G mailer; FINAL PRICE=2/$7 or $3.50 per bottle

Harvey’s or My Essentials Cubes, Chunks, or Shredded Cheeses (8 oz)–3/$5; FINAL PRICE=$1.67/bag

Mueller’s Pasta Regular or Thin Spaghetti or Elbows (16oz)–Buy 1 get 1 free (B1G1); two $0.55 off 1 coupons from Mueller’s website; FINAL PRICE=2/$2.48 or $1.24/box

You can see below that the GRAND TOTAL OOP was just $13.85 and savings of $17. 84.

If you watch your supermarket sale papers, you will notice a pattern to the products on sale and can plan your supermarket couponing trip accordingly. For example, I know that Harvey’s will have their cheese on sale every 4-6 weeks, so I try to stock up when it’s on sale (you can freeze shredded cheese). I also look out for B1G1 sales on products that I use and try to find coupons for those items. The product website is a great place to look for coupons! And of course, I always buy Tide when it’s a bargain.

Want to learn more about strategic shopping or how to play the drug store game? Check out our “Start Here” section! Also, be on the lookout for our weekly coupon match ups each Sunday.

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Katie is the "virtual assistant" here at Family Friendly Frugality. Katie lives in south Georgia and is married to her high-school sweetheart. She is a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home Mom to 2 kids just under 2 years apart. She is a busy Mom & Wife and loves blogging about frugality, cooking, couponing, and DIY projects.

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